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INDUSTRY & FACILITIES

Pressure and Welding Technical Management Center



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Date of 1
st
Edition : 03/08/2005
Last Revision date : 17/08/2010

Classification
Category 1 Pressure and Welding technical Centre
Sub-category 1) Pressure equipment


Editor(s)
: Cecile Sauphanor, Patricia Abecassis
Philippe Malouines, Serge Moreau
Editor Manager
: Philippe Malouines
Checker
: Michel Clerjaud
Approval Manager
: Alain Chandeze/FRA/VERITAS

Rev 05 : Modify 1.4 References










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S SO OM MM MA AI IR RE E
1. GENERAL ..................................................................................................................................................... 3
1.1. PURPOSE ......................................................................................................................................................... 3
1.2. SCOPE OF APPLICATION ................................................................................................................................ 3
1.3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION ..................................................................................................... 3
1.4. REFERENCES .................................................................................................................................................. 3
1.5. TERMINOLOGY ............................................................................................................................................... 4
1.6. IDENTIFICATION AND FILING ........................................................................................................................ 4
1.7. REVISION ........................................................................................................................................................ 4
1.8. DISTRIBUTION ................................................................................................................................................ 4
2. SECTIONS .................................................................................................................................................... 5
2.1. DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................................................................... 5
2.2. GENERAL - QUALIFICATION OF INSPECTORS .............................................................................................. 7
2.3. REQUEST FOR UNIT VERIFICATION ............................................................................................................... 8
2.4. EXAMINATION OF THE TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION ............................................................................... 9
2.5. ASSESSMENT OF THE MATERIALS ............................................................................................................... 11
2.6. EXAMINATION OF QUALIFICATION OF PERMANENT JOINING PROCEDURES .......................................... 12
2.7. EXAMINATION OF QUALIFICATION OF PERSONNEL CARRYING-OUT PERMANENT JOINING ................. 13
2.8. EXAMINATION OF THE QUALIFICATION OF THE PERSONNEL CARRYING-OUT NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
14
2.9. VERIFICATION DURING MANUFACTURE AND FINAL VERIFICATION ......................................................... 15
2.10. TRACEABILITY OF BV SERVICES ................................................................................................................ 18
2.11. RECORD OF CERTIFICATES ......................................................................................................................... 18
2.12. RECORDS - ARCHIVES ................................................................................................................................. 20
3. APPENDIX .................................................................................................................................................. 21
3.1. APPENDIX A1 - LIST OF FORMS .................................................................................................................. 21

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1 1. . G GE EN NE ER RA AL L
1 1. .1 1. . P Pu ur rp po os se e
This guide describes the conditions of performance of services delivered by Bureau Veritas inspectors
worldwide, as a third-party "notified body" designated by French authorities, under the scope of the
pressure equipment directive nr 97/23/EC transposed in the French law by the modified decree of 13
December 1999.
1 1. .2 2. . S Sc co op pe e o of f a ap pp pl li ic ca at ti io on n
This guide applies to the following services :
examination of the design and construction of each item of pressure equipment and performance
during manufacture of appropriate tests and examinations, to ensure its conformity with the
requirements of the PED which apply to it, as per module G of the pressure equipment directive.

This module G is applicable to :
equipment classified in category IV ;
the manufacturer may also use this module G for equipment classified in categories III, II and I.

1 1. .3 3. . R Re es sp po on ns si ib bi il li it ty y f fo or r i im mp pl le em me en nt ta at ti io on n
Regional Technical Centre Manager, and those delegated by them, are responsible for proper
implementation of the relevant aspects of this Guide.
1 1. .4 4. . R Re ef fe er re en nc ce es s
Other
Bureau Veritas Business Model.
NF EN ISO/IEC 17020 "General criteria for the operation of various types of bodies performing
inspection".

Quality Manuals "Pressure Equipment/Welding related activities" of RTC.
GM PW 192 : Qualification of inspectors for permanent joining.
GM PW 191 : Pressure equipment and transport of dangerous goods equipment - Qualification of
inspectors.
GM PW 200 : Organisation of statutory Bureau Veritas services in relation to the application of the PED.
Directive 97/23/EC of 29 May 1997.
Decree nr 99 -1046 of 13.12.1999 modified implementing directive 97/23/EC, and subsequent official
order of 21.12.99 relating to the classification and the conformity assessment of pressure equipment.
Official order relating to the notification of BVSA.
Official orders of 18 September 2000 and 10 October 2000 relating to user inspectorates.
French homologated standards implementing the european harmonized standards applicable to pressure
equipment
European approvals for materials.
Codes relating to pressure equipment, with the exception of parts thereof not being in compliance with the
essential safety requirements of directive 97/23/EC.

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Bureau Veritas Group Quality Manual
Technical, Quality and Risk (TQR) Bureau Veritas Group Policies

1 1. .5 5. . T Te er rm mi in no ol lo og gy y
See section 1.

1 1. .6 6. . I Id de en nt ti if fi ic ca at ti io on n a an nd d f fi il li in ng g
Identification : GM PW 219 (corresponding to the French PRT PV 110).
Filing : Electronic, in the DOQ base.

1 1. .7 7. . R Re ev vi is si io on n
This guide is revised by the pressure equipment manager at PWTC, on the initiative of inspectors or
personnel involved in its management and application, and/or of the notifying authority.
1 1. .8 8. . D Di is st tr ri ib bu ut ti io on n
Electronic distribution.


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2 2. . S SE EC CT TI IO ON NS S
2 2. .1 1. . D De ef fi in ni it ti io on ns s

2.1.1. ABBREVIATIONS

PED : Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.
QPJP : Qualification of Permanent Joining Procedures.
QPPJ : Qualification of Personnel carrying-out the Permanent Joining.
PMA : Particular Material Appraisal.
NDT : Non destructive testing.
EU : European Union.
EFTA : European Free Trade Association.
PWTC : Pressure & Welding Technical Management Center.
TD : I&F Technical Division.
OJEU : Official Journal European Union.


2.1.2. NATURAL OR LEGAL PERSONS AND ENTITIES

NOTIFYING AUTHORITY :
In France, the French Ministry of Industry.

NOTIFIED BODIES :
Bodies designated to the European Commission by France and other EU members, the reference of which
have been published in the Official Journal of European Union, and appointed to carry-out the conformity
assessment procedures referred to in article 10 of the PED, together with the specific associated tasks
(QPJP, QPPJ, PMA, ...).

NOTIFIED BODIES FOR THE EUROPEAN APPROVAL FOR MATERIALS :
Notified bodies appointed to carry-out the approval referred to in article 11 of the PED, and the reference
of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

RECOGNIZED THIRD-PARTY ORGANIZATIONS :
Entities recognized by a member state for the purpose of the following tasks :
qualification of permanent joining operating procedures,
qualification of the personnel carring out permanent joining,
certification of the personnel in charge of the NDE.

MANUFACTURER :
The person who is responsible for designing and manufacturing a product with a view to placing it on the
EU market on his own behalf.
The manufacturer may perform the design and the manufacturing himself of he may subcontract part or the
whole design, manufacturing, including packing, treatment or marking of a product with a view to placing
the product on the market on his own behalf. In this case he keeps the responsibility of it as being the
Manufacturer.

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AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE :
A natural or legal person appointed by the manufacturer to act on his behalf.
For the purpose of the PED, the authorized representative must be established inside the EU.
Any natural or legal person appointed by the Manufacturer to act on his behalf.
The Directive states that some tasks pertaining to the conformity assessment can only be delegated to an
authorized representative established in the EU. These tasks may vary from one module to the other.


2.1.3. TECHNICAL DEFINITIONS AND QUALITY TERMINOLOGY APPLICABLE TO PED

Pressure equipment
Vessels, piping, safety accessories and pressure accessories. The PED applies to pressure equipment
and assemblies with a maximum allowable pressure PS greater than 0,5 bar.

Assemblies
Several pieces of pressure equipment assembled by a manufacturer to constitute an integrated and
functional whole.

Elements attached to main pressurized parts :
Devices with an operational function and having pressure-bearing housings, such as valves, gate valves,
regulation valves.
Also means pressure bearing elements attached on an equipment body the dimensioning of which is in
excess of the allowable stress for pressure (ie nozzles, sockets, ...)



Tubular products :
Element the function of which is to allow transfer of fluids or measuring.
Tubular products used as opening, as nozzle up to the first welded coupling point, or for measuring, and
the dimensioning of which is in excess of the allowable stress for pressure, are to be considered as
elements attached to main pressurized parts ...

Joining materials :
Welding consumables, bolting parts, mechanical parts of the permanent or non permanent joining, gaskets.

Substantial non conformity
Non conformance to the essential safety requirements of the directive which prevents the product to be CE
marked.

Joining materials and products
Joining consumables, bolts, gaskets, mechanical components used for joining elements, permanently or
not.

Main pressure-bearing parts (see Guideline 7/6 - CLAP Form 84)
The parts which constitute the envelope under pressure and the parts which are essential for the integrity
of the equipment.
Example: shells, ends, main body flanges, tube sheet of exchangers, tube bundles.

Type (see CLAP Form 149)
The representative sample of the family used for the EC type-examination or EC design-examination.
Note: PED also uses the word type in the very general meaning of receptacles, piping, accessories and
safety accessories. This is not the meaning mentioned here.

Family (see CLAP Form 149)
A family is the items or set of pressure equipment covered by a EC type-examination certificate or a EC
design-examination certificate.
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A family is characterised by the following elements :

similar intended use covered by the same operating instructions;
use of the same technical documents (standard or professional code).

As a consequence, the following criteria shall be taken into account to determine whether
a pressure equipment is included in a given family :

design methods (choice of safety factors, calculation or experimental method, etc);
material used (chemical and mechanical characteristics, processing methods, delivery conditions,
operating temperatures);
manufacturing, inspection and testing programmes (process of forming, welding, joining, types and
extent of inspection, );
sizing parameters (pressure, temperature, volume, fluid, corrosion, etc);
geometrical design and size range;
module or combination of modules for conformity assessment.


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2.2.1. PRESSURE EQUIPMENT

Inspectors PE (Pressure Equipment) must be qualified in accordance with GM PW 191.

Inspectors carrying-out design examination and manufacturing file review tasks must be qualified PV3 ;
where design-examination requires the verification of calculation notes, such verification must be
performed by an inspector having the extension of qualification "C".

Inspectors carrying-out inspection and testing tasks must be qualified PV2/N.

The certificate of conformity must be signed by a PV3 inspector.


2.2.2. WELDING

Welding Inspectors must be qualified in accordance with GM PW 192.



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2.3.1. APPLICATION FOR EC UNIT VERIFICATION

REMINDER: SCOPE OF APPLICATION OF MODULE G :

This module G is applicable to : equipment classified in category IV ; the manufacturer may also use this
module G for equipment classified in categories III, II and I.

The application must be lodged only by the MANUFACTURER, using the model of Application Form
provided by BV which is available with Portabl Webdoc I&F and listed as Form PV/231E in Appendix 1 of
this guide.

The application MAY NOT be lodged by any Authorized Representative of the Manufacturer, whether or
not such representative is established in the European Union.

The application form contains a statement that the same application has not been lodged with any other
notified body.

The applicant transmits to BV the application form signed, together with :

the technical documentation as described in the Model of Application Form for EC unit verification
(module G).
Bureau Veritas must acknowledge receipt of the request (form referenced PV/153E) listed in
Appendix 1.

BV acknowledges receipt of the application form, giving all necessary information to the applicant,
such as possibly missing or additional documentation to be sent to Bureau Veritas, conditions of
testing, ...


2.3.2. TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

The technical documentation must enable the conformity of the pressure equipment with the requirements
of the Directive which apply to it to be assessed and the design, manufacture and operation of the
pressure equipment to be understood.

As a minimum, the technical documentation must contain the following :

2.3.2.1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE EQUIPMENT
Name and address of the manufacturer.
Name and address of the Authorized Representative established within the EU, if any.
Identification of the type.
A general description of the type.
Provisions for installation, where applicable.
Field of application / Special operational limits.

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2.3.2.2. DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING DOCUMENTATION
Standards or design and manufacturing code when relevant.
Information on the materials used and solutions adopted :

- European harmonized standards of materials,
- European approval for materials,
- Particular materials appraisal.

A list of harmonized standards applied in full or in part.
Conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and diagrams of components, sub-assemblies,
circuits, etc.,
Descriptions and explanations necessary for an understanding of the said drawings and diagrams
and the operation of the pressure equipment.
The results of the hazard analysis due to pressure, undertaken to identify, eliminate or reduce the
hazards and declare the remaining hazards, when applicable, and their integration in the operating
insuctions.
The analysis of the hazards which apply to the equipment on the account of pressure, carried-out to
identify, eliminate of reduce the hazards, and precise residual hazards if any.
A description of the solutions adopted to meet the essential requirements of the directive, where the
harmonized standards have not been applied.
Methodology of construction.
Results of design calculations made, examinations carried out, ...
Test reports.
Information concerning the range of inspection and tests to be provided for during production.
Procedures for manufacturing, forming, cutting, chamfering, joining, thermal treatment or other,
inspection, etc...
One same procedure may cover several processes.
Information concerning the qualification of permanent joining operating procedures.
Information concerning the qualification of personnel carrying-out permanent joining of components
and non-destructive testing.
Provisions to ensure compliance with traceability requirements for manufacture (materials).
For safety devices (where applicable) :
for the assessment of an assembly, the technical documentation shall include the safety devices.


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2.4.1. GENERAL

The equipment must comply with the essential safety requirements stated in annex I of the directive.

The provisions contained in regulations or standards applicable in the EU Member states are acceptable
in so far as the elements of the reference documents comply with the essential requirements of the
directive. For instance, CODAP 2000 and PD 5500 have been amended with an "annex ZA" for this
purpose.
The purpose of the "annex ZA" of the harmonized standards is to identify which essential safety
requirement is addressed by which section of the harmonized standard.

For the examination of the technical documentation, a distinction is made between elements the design
of which is in full compliance with relevant applicable harmonized standards, and elements the design of
which is partly or not at all based on the above standards.

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The verification of the technical documentation is to include the verification of the documentation package
and of its contents, and in particular the drawings, the application of the standards used. The conclusion
of the risk analysis carried out by the manufacturer, and the consequence namely on the operative
construction, design notes checks made, the qualification of procedures for permanent joining of pressure
equipment parts, and of the personnel undertaking the permanent joining, the qualification of the
personnel in charge of non-destructive testing.


2.4.2. FULL APPLICATION OF A HARMONIZED STANDARD

BV verifies compliance with the harmonized standard applied in full at each and every stage of the design,
and that the theoretical data of application have been used.


2.4.3. APPLICATION OF A CODE
2.4.3.1. Recognition of the code
It is verified that the essential requirements of the directive have been incorporated in the code.

Such verification may be made on the basis of :

a part of the code stating the provisions meeting the essential safety requirements;
document prepared by BV stating the provisions taken which will meet the essential safety
requirements.


2.4.3.2. Full use of the code
Compliance is to be verified at each and every stage, and verification is made that the theoretical data of
application have been used.

2.4.3.3. Essential requirements not covered by the code
A specific analysis is made to assess the validity of solutions adopted;
It is verified that at all stages the provisions adopted have been implemented, that the theoretical data of
application have been used.



2.4.4. PARTIAL USE OF A HARMONIZED STANDARD OR OF A PRIORILY RECOGNIZED CODE
2.4.4.1. Identification of the essential requirements addressed by such partial use, and verification that at all
stages these requirements are complied with, and the implementing standards have been used.
2.4.4.2. For essential requirements not covered, a specific analysis is made to assess the validity of solutions
adopted; it is verified that at all stages the provisions adopted have been implemented, that the
theoretical data of application have been used.



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2.4.5. OTHER CASES

For each essential requirement, BV carries out :

the analysis of the solutions proposed by the manufacturer, in order to verify that they meet the
objectives of the relevant essential requirement;
the verification that all the essential requirements are complied with, and that the theoretical data of
application have been used.

In support of BV's opinion as necessary, additional examinations may be made by BV and their results
communicated to the manufacturer.

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The materials can be in conformity with :
a materials harmonized standard, which references are published by "OJEU".

The purpose of this assessment is to validate the materials for their intended use.
The materials shall conform to :
a material harmonized standard the reference of which was published in the OJEU;
a European approval for materials;
a particular material appraisal (PMA).

The existing harmonized standards and the other codes, standards or manufacturer technical
specifications may be used providing the ESR of Annex1.4 of the PED have been fulfilled.
PMA, with additional tests will be done as required to appraise the material and its suitability for the
intended use, as per the defined design specification.

Note : For filling materials for welding and joining, a standard can be used. (additional information can be
found in Guidline 7/10 - CLAP Form 214 ...).

2.5.1. METALLIC MATERIALS
2.5.1.1. Control documents of materials
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In each of the three above possibility, a certificate of specific control on product is required, for the main
pressure-bearing parts of pressure equipment of category II, III and IV.

This certificate can be of type :
3.1 of EN 10204 (2004) if the manufacturer of the materials runs a quality system certified by a
certification body established in the EU and specifically evaluated for the production of materials.
The ISO certificate of the manufacturer shall be available and valid.
3.2 on the contrary.

For the main pressure-bearing parts of pressure equipment in category I, a control document of type 2.2
of EN 10204 (2004) is sufficient.

In addition and for any category, the material manufacturer shall declare, on the material certificate or on
an attached document, the conformity of the material to the specification.
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2 2. .5 5. .1 1. .1 1. .2 2. . O Ot th he er r c ca as se es s
A material certificate type 2.2 of EN 10204 (2004) shall be supplied for the other pressure-bearing parts
of pressure equipment of category I to IV and for the elements attached to the parts of category II to IV.

An attestation of conformity to the order, type 2.1 of EN 10204 (2004), is sufficient for the elements
attached to the parts of pressure equipment of category I, the safety accessories,

2.5.2. PARTICULAR MATERIEL APPRAISAL
The procedure for the particular appraisal of materials is described in GM PW 223.

2.5.3. NON METALLIC MATERIALS
The above dispositions for metallic materials (section 2.5.1) apply, excepted for the referenced to
EN 10204 (2004) which applies to metallic materials only.
See in PED Annex 1, section 4.

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Bureau Veritas Inspector, qualified QMOS3 as per GM PW 192 shall check that the QPJP comply with
the following requirements, to verify that the qualification procedures of permanent joining (QPPJ) which
will be used for manufacturing the representative example, taking into account the following
requirements.


2.6.1. TYPES OF ASSEMBLIES CONCERNED

Permanent joinings of parts, involved in the resistance against pressure of the equipment, and parts
which are directly fixed on them, are to be realized according to qualified permanent joining procedures.

2.6.2. BODIES DELIVERING QPJP

The QPJP intended to be used for Pressure Equipment in categories II, III or IV are to be delivered by
a Registered Third Party Organization (RTPO or Notified Body).

In respect of the qualification of operating procedures which were carried out before the recognition of
third parties, the qualification carried out by the following bodies are acceptable :

competent third parties (recognized third party organizations or notified bodies) before their
notification under the PED;
bodies notified under the simple pressure vessels directive nr 87/404/CE;
bodies which were already approved for the purpose of such qualifications under the national
regulations of the EU member states before the implementationof the PED.


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2.6.3. QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

The QPJP are to be delivered following harmonized European Standards (which references are
published by "OJEU") :

by proof test, in the case of permanent joining subject to pressure;
according to other methods (e.g. previous experience, standard, joining procedure, agreed filler
metal, ...) for all assemblies not subject to pressure;

In absence of any European Standard, harmonized and adapted (type of permanent assembly, type of
material, ...) or in the case of examining previously qualified QPJP, the qualification rule is to be
compatible and coherent with expected requirements for manufacturing (visual, compacity, mechanical
characteristics) and define :

essential parameters of the process assembly, able to affect the properties of the permanent joining;
inspection and tests to perform on a representative sample;
acceptance criteria;
range of approval and conditions to maintain it by the time.

For instance, it is the case of standards EN 15614-1.

Welded joints of longitudinal and circular seams, the assembly of flange joints and collars on the main
body, the assembly of flat head or tubular plate on a shell must have been systematically qualified on a
full penetrated butt joint.

For other types of joints, are accepted either a typical assembly or a butt join assembly.

If a heat treatment is to be used during manufacturing, BV Inspector verifies that the operating
procedures proposed provide for a heat treatment compatible with the one used during manufacturing.

Note : if necessary, BV Inspector will require from the Manufacturer to realize complementary
qualifications.


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Bureau Veritas Inspector, qualified QS2 as per GM PW 192, shall check that the QPPJ comply with the
following requirements.
If necessary he shall be assisted by a welding inspector holding a QMOS3 qualification.

2.7.1. TYPES OF ASSEMBLIES CONCERNED
Permanent joinings of parts, involved in the resistance against pressure of the equipment, and parts
which are directly fixed on them, are to be realized according to qualified permanent joining procedures.


2.7.2. BODIES DELIVERING QPPJ
The QPPJ intended to be used for Pressure Equipment in categories II, III or IV are to be delivered by a
Registered Third Party Organization (RTPO or Notified Body).
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In respect of the qualification of operating procedures which were carried out before the recognition of
third parties, the qualification carried out by the following bodies are acceptable :

competent third parties (recognized third party organizations or notified bodies) before their
notification under the PED;
bodies notified under the simple pressure vessels directive nr 87/404/CE;
bodies which were already approved for the purpose of such qualifications under the national
regulations of the EU member states before the implementation of the PED.


2.7.3. QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

The QPJ are to be delivered following harmonized European Standards (which references are published
by "OJEU") by proof test.

In absence of any European Standard, harmonized and adapted (type of permanent assembly, type of
material, ...) or in the case of examining previously qualified QPPJ, the qualification rule is to be
compatible and coherent with expected requirements for manufacturing (visual, compacity, mechanical
characteristics if any, ...) and define :

the equipment to be used by the personnel;
the level of automatization/mechanization of the process and the annexed tasks to be realized by
the personnel;
the conditions for permanent assembly realization in relation with the test to approve, and the results
to obtain (acceptance criteria);
the range of validity and the conditions to maintain it by the time.

For instance, it is the case of standards EN 287-1, 2.

Note: if necessary, BV inspector will require from the manufacturer to realize complementary
qualifications. More, in the framework of its advisory, BV will inform the manufacturer about his
obligation to use qualified and approved personnel, before manufacturing examples in
conformity with the type.

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2.8.1. EXAMINATION

Bureau Veritas Inspector, qualified for PV2/N as per GM PW 191, is to verify that the personnel who
carried out the non destructive testing of the representative example have been qualified and approved
(as per EN 473 for example) in conformity with the directive annex I, paragraph 3.1.3, and that the level
of the qualification proposed corresponds to the task entrusted to them.

Note : In the framework of its advisory duty, BV is to inform the manufacturer of the obligation to use
duly qualified and approved personnel for the fabrication of products in conformity with the type.

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2.8.2. ACCEPTANCE OF QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED BEFORE THE RECOGNITION
OF THIRD PARTY ORGANIZATIONS

In respect of the qualification of personnel carrying out non destructive testing which were made before
the recognition of third parties, the qualifications carried out by the following bodies are acceptable :

Third party organizations recognized before their notification under the PED.
Bodies which were already approved for the purpose of such qualifications under the national
regulations of the EFTA members and of Switzerland before the implementation of the PED.

From the designation of third parties in each of the states, only new certificates issued or renewed by
these third parties at their expiration date shall be accepted.

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BV must perform the appropriate examinations and tests on each pressure equipment in order to check
the conformity of the pressure equipment with the relevant requirements of the directive.

2.9.1. INTERVENTIONS DURING MANUFACTURE
The examinations relating to the final inspection (section 9.2 below) may be performed during
manufacture if it is not technically possible to do them at the end of the manufacture (example: internal
examination of a cryogenic vessel). The presence of the BV inspector is then required during the
operation.
Depending the technical code, standard or specification used for the equipment, the intervention of BV
inspector is required during the manufacturing and control operations.
The inspections are recorded on a common document Manufacturer / BV which states, for each
elementary task, who is doing it, the required qualification and who controls it.
This document is the list of manufacturing and control operations during manufacture (travelers).
The traceability of all these operations must be effective. Thus BV performs unexpected and random
inspections to verify that the manufacturer implements the controls and auto-controls. The archiving of
the document is ensured by both the manufacturer and Bureau Veritas.
In the case where the technical code or the specification requires a written approval from Bureau Veritas,
this approval shall be issued and filed in the business file by Bureau Veritas.

2.9.2. FINAL VERIFICATION
2.9.2.1. Final inspection
BV is to perform a final inspection of every item presented, to assess visually and by examination of
accompanying documents compliance with the requirements of the PED.

As far as necessary on safety grounds, the final inspection must be carried out internally and externally on
every part of the equipment, and where appropriate in the course of manufacture (see 9.1 above), e.g.
where examination during the final inspection is no longer possible.

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2 2. .9 9. .2 2. .1 1. .1 1. . B BV V i is s t to o c ca ar rr ry y o ou ut t t th he e e ex xa am mi in na at ti io on n o of f t th he e f fo ol ll lo ow wi in ng g a ac cc co om mp pa an ny yi in ng g d do oc cu um me en nt ts s a an nd d o of f t th he ei ir r p pr ro op pe er r a ad de eq qu ua ac cy y
f fo or r t th he e m ma an nu uf fa ac ct tu ur re e c ca ar rr ri ie ed d o ou ut t : :
design file, manufacturing dossier and equipment produced, to ensure that they are consistent with
one another (e.g. dimensional parameters, marking plan) ;
qualification certificates of NDT inspectors ;
qualification of permanent joining procedures ;
qualification of personnel carrying out permanent joining ;
procedures to ensure traceability of materials (including tensile tests, micrographs and macrographs
for base material and filters) ;
datas and records of heat treatment ;
conformity of heat treatment ;
non destructive reports (ultrasonic, radiography, ...)
certificate of conformity for forming, forging ;
destructive test reports ;
non-conformity reports and possibly repair procedures, provided that the standard allows repairs.

2 2. .9 9. .2 2. .1 1. .2 2. . B BV V i is s t to o c ca ar rr ry y o ou ut t v vi is su ua al l e ex xa am mi in na at ti io on n i in nt te er rn na al ll ly y a an nd d e ex xt te er rn na al ll ly y i in n o or rd de er r t to o c ch he ec ck k, , i in n p pa ar rt ti ic cu ul la ar r, , t th he e
c co on nf fo or rm mi it ty y w wi it th h t th he e d de es si ig gn n d dr ra aw wi in ng gs s, , t th he e m ma ar rk ki in ng g, , t th he e c co om mp pl li ia an nc ce e w wi it th h t th he e t tr ra ac ce ea ab bi il li it ty y r re eq qu ui ir re em me en nt ts s
s sp pe ec ci if fi ie ed d f fo or r m ma at te er ri ia al ls s, , t th he e c co om mp pl le et te en ne es ss s o of f t th he e m ma an nu uf fa ac ct tu ur re e, , t th he e d di im me en ns si io on na al l t to ol le er ra an nc ce es s. .
In case of heat treatment, BV will take all useful disposition to assess the efficiency of the treatment.


2.9.2.2. Proof test
BV is to witness the hydrostatic pressure tests.

Where hydrostatic tests cannot be made (eg if harmful, impossibility to dry or impractical), other tests of
a recognized value (such as NDT and tightness test) may be carried out, together with additional
measures. In such case, the manufacturer is to propose documented specifications which are to be
examined by BV.

The hydrostatic test is maintained during the period of time necessary to check the resistance of the
equipment and the absence of leakage.

No remaining deformation should be observed upon returning to the initial pressure conditions.


2.9.2.3. Inspection of safety devices
For assemblies, BV is to verify that the safety accessories are in conformity with the provisions defined
in the design stage, and in particular the proper adequacy of these devices with conditions in service or
markings.
In the other cases, the pressure equipment shall be fitted with adequate safety devices, or their fitting
shall be foreseen in operating instruction.


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2.9.2.4. Operating instructions

BV verifies that all the provisions of the PED annex I, paragraph 3.4. are addressed, and that the
information relative to the identification of the equipment is identical to that affixed to it.

BV checks the availability of the operating instruction and their coherence with the hazard analysis due
to pressure.
When the pressure equipment is not equipped with adequate safety devices, the operating instruction
shall define the characteristics of the devices which must be fitted before operation by the end user.


2.9.3. SPECIFIC CASE : ASSEMBLIES ASSESSMENT

Assemblies submitted to CE marking are in categroy I to IV ; detailed provisions in present paragraph
are not specific to module G, but to ease their implementation, they are included in the module the most
frequently used for assemblies (e.g. module G).
An assembly is defined in the PED as an integrated and functional whole.
It can be constituted by component, different items of pressure equipment, and eventually assembly,
forming part of a global assembly (e.g. sub-assembly).

An assembly must be supplied with one or more safety accessories, defined by the manufacturer of the
assembly.
An assembly is submitted to all ESR of PED, as identified by the hazard analysis.

To comply with them, two possibilities may be chosen :

a) equipment or sub-assemblies which are constituting the assembly are in conformity with ESR of PED,
and are CE marked ; in this case the BV inspector has to check declaration of conformity of each
item, and requires operating instruction ;

b) equipment or sub-assemblies are submitted to PED, but not CE assessed and CE marked ; BV
inspector has to perform the assessment of the compliance of the items as part of the global
assessment of conformity of the assembly.

In both cases BV inspector, has to check the integration of these equipment, including those excluded of
PED (guideline 3/13), according to highest category of concerned equipment, excluding safety
accessories, for :

1 - provisions to ensure safe handling and functioning of the assembly,

2 - design : suitability of elements to join must be examined in operating condition ; the equipment must
be compatible together,

3 - provisions relating to filling and to discharge which are applicable to the assembly.

An assembly is placed in the market under the responsibility and liability of one unique manufacturer
who draws up the declaration of conformity as manufacturer.

BV inspector has to check the global documentation of the assembly, the operating instruction of the
assembly, and the adequacy of characteristics of the safety accessory to the assembly.

To avoid to redundant markings, CE marking on one of the main element (example : upper drum of a
water tube boiler with several economizer, main vessel of a portable extinguisher with a cartridge ...) can
cover the conformity of the whole assembly : in this case, BV inspector has to verify that this choice
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clearly appears in the operating instruction of the assembly, and eventually in the EC declaration of
conformity of the assembly.

REMINDER : An installation of several CE equipment, or not only CE equipment, carried out under the
responsibility of the user may be exclusively submitted to local regulation of the European country where
the installation takes place (French order of the 15th March 2000 modified 30 March 2005, in
France, ...) ; in this case, BV inspector may not consider it as an assembly under PED definition, and
may not affix CE marking on it (guideline 3/2, 9/23).

See Guidelines : 3/2 (CLAP 9), 3/8 (CLAP 65), 3/5 (CLAP 102), 3/11 (CLAP 141), 3/9 (CLAP 167), 3/10
(CLAP 168), 10/4 (CLAP 174), (CLAP 178), 3/13 (CLAP 183), 1/39 (CLAP 194), 3/17 (CLAP 225), 1/44
(CLAP 229), 9/20 (CLAP 248), 8/15 (CLAP 256), 9/23 (CLAP 257).

2 2. .1 10 0. . T Tr ra ac ce ea ab bi il li it ty y o of f B BV V s se er rv vi ic ce es s
2.10.1. Bureau Veritas shall hold a file justifying all services provided in the frame of module G.

All documents provided by the manufacturer for examination and evaluation shall be validated by
stamping with the name and signature of the inspector and the date.

For each specific task (e.g. witnessing of a hydraulic test, visit, ) a report shall be issued, dated and
signed by the inspector.


2 2. .1 11 1. . R Re ec co or rd d o of f c ce er rt ti if fi ic ca at te es s
2.11.1. When the conclusions of the verifications are satisfactory, BV has its identification number 0062 affixed
after the CE marking, and issues to the applicant a certificate of conformity relating to the tests carried
out.

This certificate must be kept for a period of ten (10) years.

The certificate pattern is given with "PED Certificates" software and must to be used.

Before drafting the certificate, the signatory must fill in the check-list (Module G) of validation of
technical documentation review with the Form NPV233/E available by BV Portal with Intranet address
mentioned in the Appendix 1.

The certificate draft with check-list must be typed and validated by the inspector responsible PV2/N with
PED Certificate, he sends to the inspector qualified PV3, who can validate, if he has no remarks to
refuse the draft.

When necessary, PV3 inspector forwards remarks and comments to the inspector having filled in this
draft, who will then resend him the modified draft.

When PV3 inspector approves the draft, he sends it for authentification to the PED Activity
Responsible through PED Certificate.

PED Activity Responsible notifies his agreement by authentification of the final draft in PED Certificate,
which automatically generates the registration code to the certificate, for the purpose of
authentification of all certificates issued by BV under the PED notification.

A PED certificate issued, in the name of BV S.A, but without the registration code is not valid.
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A signed copy of each printed and issued certificates must be sent by PV3 inspector, simultaneously to
the client and, to the PED manager at PWTC.

Note : the same procedure applies to any revision of a certificate, except for those corresponding to
examination performed before January 11, 2004 which have a manual registration code by
PWTC.

The revised certificates with their primary issue dated before January 11, 2004 will be issued with
the patterns available in Portable Webdoc...

The revised certificate with its checklist have to be sent to PWTC for allocating of its registration
code.


2.11.2. CERTIFICATE IDENTIFICATION

The initial issue of the certificate must bear the following references :

CE-PED - G - XXX xxx - YY - RRR

where :

CE stands for "CE marking statutory services",

PED stands for "Pressure Equipment Directive"

G stands for the "module G"

XXX xxx is a reference, comprising three XXX letters IN CAPITAL representing the manufacturer,
and three xxx figures for the chronological serial number of certificates issued to the manufacturer
in a same country.

Note 1: The alpha code XXX should preferably be allocated in liaison with the manufacturer, in order
to avoid abbreviations which might appear not being appropriate (such as possible
confusion with another manufacturer, ...).

Note 2 : In case of international companies, the same alpha code XXX may be used for the different
companies of all countries, but the serial numbers xxx remain allocated by each country
independently.

YY is the year of delivery of the initial issue,

RRR is the identification code of the country where the manufacturer is located (ie where the
equipment is manufactured), comprising three letters IN CAPITAL.

Note : A summary list of country codes, are taken from the EN ISO 3166-1 (1997) standard; the
codes for other countries can be found in this standard, or may be obtained from the PED
manager at PWTC.



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2.11.3. REVISION OF CERTIFICATES

The amendments to the certificate must bear the following references :

The revision of a module G certificate can only be of an editorial nature (typing mistakes) and shall
never bear on the assessment itself.

CE-PED - G - XXXxxx - YY - RRR - rev Z

All references remain identical to those of the initial issue; in particular, the year YY remains that of the
initial issue. In addition :

Rev. : indicates any revision (the initial issue is not a revision, and therefore has no rev indication).

Z : indicates the letter of revision, in alphabetical order; revisions are marked in CAPITAL letters; the first
revision is indicated by the letter "A".

Important :

the purpose of the revision shall be indicated on the certificate or on its attached annex,
the revision of a certificate cancels and replaces the previous certificate at the date of issuance of
the revised certificate. The number and the date of the cancelled certificate shall be indicated in the
new document,
is considered as a revision any editorial change of a certificate not implying a modification of the
initial assessment of the pressure equipment.



2 2. .1 12 2. . R Re ec co or rd ds s - - A Ar rc ch hi iv ve es s

2.12.1. BV keeps for a 10-years period at least :

the administrative business file comprising of :
- the commercial proposal,
- the order with the application form,
- the acknowledgement of receipt of Bureau Veritas,
- any mail relating to the affair,
copy of the design documentation,
copy of the documentation used for the particular materials appraisal (where the latter has been
carried out),
copy of the manufacturing file of the item of equipment (except radiography films and other NDT
records),
the validation check-list of technical documentation review,
copy of the certificate of conformity,
copy of the declaration of conformity drawn up by the manufacturer,
copy of any document issued by Bureau Veritas for traceability purposes (see Section 10).


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2.12.2. PWTC keeps for a 10-year period at least :

all documents received from BV offices as provided for under this procedure;
all documents issued by PWTC :
- to the Client,
- to the notifying authority,
- to the other member states,
- to the European Commission,
- to the other notified bodies.


2.12.3. All records shall be kept available for the purpose of auditing by the notifying authority, or upon
their request.
They shall be traceable to the file number.


3 3. . A AP PP PE EN ND DI IX X
3 3. .1 1. . A Ap pp pe en nd di ix x A A1 1 - - L Li is st t o of f F Fo or rm ms s
3.1.1. Forms to be used are available in BV Portal, Webdoc by e-mail address :
portal.bureauveritas.com
To clic in "My application", "Webdoc I&F".

Model of Application Form for EC unit verification (Module G) : PV/231E
Model of Acknowledge Receipt of Application Form : PV/153E ; this form is shared with all modules
and is also listed in GM PW 200.
Model of Declaration of Conformity by the Manufacturer (Module G) : PV/232E
Model of Certificate of Conformity* (Module G) : PV/234
Check-list of Validation of Technical Documentation Review (Module G) : PV/233/E

* This certificate is only to be used for revision of existing certificates issued before PED Certificate
software (January 11th, 2004).



3.1.2. Form available in PED Certificate software.

Certificate of Conformity (Module G).